'FIFA 18': Nintendo Switch Version Will Be Unique, According To EA Sports

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 08, 2017 10:50 AM EST

It seems like Nintendo has learned from its mistakes with the Wii U. The company appears to be intent on gathering multiple third-party developers to support their upcoming Nintendo Switch. Reports claim the Japanese company has over 70 developers already on board to work on software for the hybrid gaming system. EA Sports' "FIFA" series has always been a favorite among sporting aficionados, and it looks like "FIFA 18" will reportedly be uniquely tailored for the new console's one-of-kind features.

EA executive Peter Moore reportedly announced that the Switch version of the upcoming football game is going to be "custom-built." Some players are apparently speculating that version released for the Switch might lack some features compared to other platforms. Game Reactor reports that players are asking about the content since the previous installments published for the Wii appeared lacking.

Meanwhile, Moore assured fans that the Nintendo Switch version of "FIFA 18" will have the same features as the other console copies. "Well, as we have said, we are custom-building a FIFA version" for the new Nintendo console, says the EA Sports Executive. The game will also be officially released at the same time with the other console versions later this year.

The Japanese gaming company is also working on improving its online multiplayer service. a previous report from Gamenguide details that their online service will be cheaper than what Sony and Microsoft are offering. However, their multiplayer and chat functions will be reportedly managed by a smartphone app instead, which might be considered troublesome by other users.

According to Game Rant, EA Sports would also most likely consider the online multiplayer performance of the Nintendo Switch. Sources also speculate that FIFA 18 for the Nintendo device will definitely have all the offline modes available, but depending on their online service quality, some network features might possibly be removed.

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